Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Fall/Winter 2022

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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
March 16, 2023
Lion Cub Names Revealed!
Get ready to roar the names of the three male lion cubs born January 9! The cubs were named in partnership with several Ilchokuti (Ill-cho-koo-tee) or “lion guardians” who are Maasai community members that work in Tanzania alongside Lincoln Park…
Zoo News
March 10, 2023
12 Fun Ways to Connect With Nature at the Zoo This Spring
Spring is a great time to visit the zoo! Flowers are coming up, lion cubs will hopefully soon be playing outside, and animals that enjoy warmer weather are starting to choose to be outside more.
March 2, 2023
SSP Meeting Notes: Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs
It’s a day at the office like any other. Several people are sitting at a large table in a conference room. Their laptops are set up, showing the telltale squares of a Zoom call. A virtual desktop full of data is being shared to the screen at the front of the room.
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
February 23, 2023
#LionWatch: The Three Lion Cubs Are All Male!
If you have been following Lincoln Park Zoo’s updates on the lion cubs born January 9 to African lioness Zari, you know that they have been growing in strength, exploring the indoor area outside of their den, and meeting important milestones behind the scenes.
Zoo News, Conservation
February 10, 2023
Protecting the Djéké Triangle
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists, along with international partners, have long conducted conservation research in the Republic of Congo, where scientists continue to learn about great apes and their habitats so we can better preserve them.
Animals & Gardens
February 2, 2023
Incredible Iguanas
If you’re hooked into the running community, you may already have heard: this year’s Run for the Zoo logo features the Jamaican iguana, the largest land animal native to that tourist-friendly country. The iguana’s image will appear on this year’s T-shirts and the Supporter Medal, a beautiful keepsake you can get for a $25 donation.
Zoo News
January 19, 2023
Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Zoo in Winter
Although many people don’t think to frequent the zoo in the middle of the coldest months of the year, the zoo is open every day. Yes, the zoo is beautiful at the height of summer, with hardy hibiscus blooming while trumpeter swans and different duck species rest along the banks of the pond.
New Arrivals
January 19, 2023
Kevin, Asian Small-clawed Otter
Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to announce that an 11-year-old male Asian small-clawed otter named Kevin can now be seen at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.
Zoo News, New Arrivals
January 10, 2023
#LionWatch: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Three Lion Cubs
Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to report that the African lion pride continues to grow at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Four-and-a-half-year-old Zari gave birth to three cubs on January 9.
New Arrivals
January 3, 2023
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey
The zoo is celebrating a tiny new arrival! On Saturday, December 3, a male black-and-white colobus monkey was born to dam Kutaka as a recommendation by the Guereza Colobus Species Survival Plan®.
Zoo News
December 29, 2022
Top 10 Lincoln Park Zoo Happenings in 2022
The zoo may only encompass 49 acres of space in Chicago, but Lincoln Park Zoo’s footprint so much larger than you’d think. International-level conservation work, advances in animal care, and research and education take place here every single day of…
December 20, 2022
Celebrate Sustainably: Tips for Gifting with an Eco-friendly Touch
‘Tis the season to spread a bit of cheer! With the holidays now in full swing, it’s that time of year when we’re all thinking of ways to give our loved ones gifts that bring joy. As part of Lincoln…
New Arrivals
December 19, 2022
Reo, Klipspringer
Lincoln Park Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of a female klipspringer! Reo arrived from the San Diego Zoo and is sharing a habitat at Regenstein African Journey with Dash, the resident male klipspringer. These two little antelopes have…
Animals & Gardens
December 12, 2022
Life and Legacy: Bur Oaks And Other Trees At Lincoln Park Zoo
You may have seen that the 250- to 300-year old bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) on Lincoln Park Zoo’s South Lawn is at the natural end of its life—the news has been featured in local news outlets, such as WTTW. As…
Zoo News
December 9, 2022
Lincoln Park Zoo Is Expecting a Lion Cub (or Cubs)!
Lincoln Park Zoo will hopefully be starting the new year off with a newborn lion (or maybe even a few of them)! The zoo has confirmed that 4-year-old female African lion, Zari, is pregnant and expected to give birth this…